Results 41–60 of 3500 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Hollis of Heigham

Lone Parents (16 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I do not wish to give way. I have only 12 minutes to speak and I am trying to answer many of the points made by noble Lords. I very happy to take up points in correspondence with the noble Earl. If there is no substitution, unless there is additionally a wage premium--the research shows that one of 6 per cent almost certainly exists--then again that programme is in profit. It is...

Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: rose to move, That the draft regulations laid before the House on 1st March be approved [12th Report from the Joint Committee].

Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, the Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations and the Contracting Out (Functions relating to Social Security) Order underpin the next stage of the Government's agenda for reform of the welfare state. They are key enablers of our radical and innovative modernisation strategy which is based upon the principle that work is the best form of welfare. Our programme of reform...

Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, over seven weeks.

Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I am grateful for the way in which the Opposition spokespeople have responded to the regulations. I turn first to the points raised by the noble Baroness, Lady Rawlings. I am glad that she was able to welcome the initiatives more generally. The first point she made was her concern as to whether we had reneged on a commitment not to use the words "work-focused interviews". The words...

Social Security (Work-focused Interviews) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, yes. It obviously depends on the circumstances but certainly part of the interview will be to discuss benefit entitlement. For example, we already have stories of carers coming in from some of the ONE pilots. Because of the nature of the caring responsibility, they are some way from going back into the labour market and those people have had benefits drawn to their attention to...

Contracting Out (Functions relating to Social Security) Order 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I beg to move. Moved, That the draft order laid before the House on 1st March be approved [12th Report from the Joint Committee].--(Baroness Hollis of Heigham.)

Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Penalties) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: rose to move, That the draft regulations laid before the House on 22nd February be approved [11th Report from the Joint Committee].

Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Penalties) Regulations 2000 (17 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, these regulations will allow Opra to impose a civil sanction on trustees who fail to produce audited accounts on time or fail to provide required information to the Registrar of Occupational and Personal Pensions. Opra currently has power only to impose a criminal penalty and that has not proved as effective as intended. As your Lordships will be aware, all Pensions Act regulations...

Winter Fuel Payments (20 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, perhaps I may discourage the rest of your Lordships from making similar declarations of interest. This winter (1999-2000) for the first time all winter fuel payments were made before Christmas. We plan that that should happen again next winter.

Winter Fuel Payments (20 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, immediately the European Court gave its judgment the Secretary of State announced that the Government would respond to it in the spirit in which the Court intended. As the noble Lord will be aware, the original proposal was that winter fuel payments were to be awarded to pensioners over the age of 65 in the case of men and over the age of 60 in the case of women. The judgment in...

Disabled People (22 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I should like to thank all noble Lords who have taken part in the debate tonight, especially my noble friend Lady Wilkins. I believe that everyone has spoken this evening with passion and compassion about the rights of, and support for, disabled people. It is right that disabled people should enjoy the rights that others take for granted--the right to independence, the right to work...

Disabled People (22 Mar 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: Before it gets worse!

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: No, my Lords. It is unfortunate that the Australian Government have decided to end this long-standing agreement, which goes back to 1953, but our priority is to help pensioners in the United Kingdom, particularly those who are less well off.

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, the UK Government currently spend £1.34 billion on supporting UK pensioners who have chosen to live abroad. If we were to follow the noble Baroness's recommendation, that bill would go up from £1 1/3 billion to £1 2/3 billion. Releasing that extra £ 1/3 billion required to unfreeze all frozen pensions is not a high priority of this Government, any more than it was of the...

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, I do not share the views of my noble friend. Many of the pensioners currently in Australia, Canada, South Africa and New Zealand went out to those countries during their working lives and have for many years contributed to the economies of the countries that they joined. The UK state pension is not a funded scheme but a pay-as-you-go scheme funded by current taxpayers. Given the...

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: No, my Lords; again, I disagree. Most schemes were set up following the 1946 Act. Except for the 30 "unfrozen" countries where reciprocal arrangements were made and, possibly, some EU countries in waiting, there have never been any such agreements. Going back to 1946, there have never been agreements to uprate overseas pensions, particularly where those pensioners have chosen to live abroad...

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, given the debates in the press recently, I hope that the noble Lord is not suggesting payments for votes.

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, as to the noble Lord's first point, we have reciprocal arrangements with the EU in order to free the movement of people of working age. Pensions were not the primary purpose of the legislation, but obviously they are a factor. That is not the situation with Australia and Canada. Approximately 17,000 Australians of pensionable age live in the UK; and approximately 215,000 UK...

Expatriate Pensioners: Australia (3 Apr 2000)

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, it would cost £300 million to unfreeze frozen pensions. The figure for Australia is approximately £125 million. As to the noble Baroness's second point, it may be that she misunderstands what the Australian Government are proposing to do. They are not proposing to uprate English pensions; they have never done that. At the moment, for UK pensioners in Australia to qualify for an...


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